- File Size: 1232 KB
- Print Length: 417 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1532723199
- Publisher: M. Leighton Books; First edition (May 6, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 6, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FAU7ZL6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,874 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a journey through one woman's life. A life that is now threatened by a horrific diagnosis and the struggle in deciding what is best for her, her devoted husband and for a dream she thought she'd never get to experience. We are front and center as we get to witness every decision that Lena Grant will make, how it will affect her husband Nate and how each and every person in her life will react. It's as if we are right there with all of them every step of the way, holding back, wanting more time to make it all conclude happily.
The myriad of emotions I experienced is second to none. I am completely drained, my heart is a little bit broken but somehow my soul is full. If ever there was a story that could send my spirit soaring all the while tears are streaming down my face, then this is the one. The author bared her very being and gave us a part of her own personal experience with this book. The love of her Dad is evident throughout and I loved all the touching nighttime rituals she has included.
The Empty Jar is a book that has claimed me in the very best way and offered me a chance to remember to take time to smell the flowers, catch some lightning bugs and revel in the love that is family. I am grateful to have been able to read this powerful story and will not soon forget it.
A huge 5+++ stars wishing I could give it more.
Knowing the circumstances driving the writing of this book, I was afraid it might be more than I could handle. You see, my father lived with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for 16 years, and died on July 13, 2013, six months after being diagnosed with lung, liver and stomach cancer. I usually avoid books which deal with cancer now. So, this book was a leap of faith for me. But, I had a feeling this one would be different. Because Leighton was coming at this from MY perspective. From someone who watched their loved one suffer. From someone who felt that ache, that pain, that anguish of not being able to do anything ... that helpless feeling.
The most beautiful thing happened. She put all of that love and all of those fears, and all of the “what ifs” and “what nows”, into the most amazing and beautiful love story. It will make you cry. It will make you smile. It will make you laugh. But above all, it will make you realize, that when you find true love, you have to cherish it, you have to cultivate it, you have to nurture it.
A "non-traditional HEA", 'The Empty Jar' is a story that will remain with me for years to come. A story of sacrifice, and of true love, it is breathtakingly beautiful.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.
"He's mine. And I'm his. At least for a while longer." ~ Lena
It was almost like torture to keep reading the story of Lena and Nate. My mind was made up that I was going to learn about this couple and want nothing more than for her to not leave him. Ever. M. Leighton throws her readers the biggest curve ball ever and there's nothing you can do to stop reading.
"This is what he is to me. This is what we are to each other. Strength. Commitment. Unfailing love." ~ Lena
Such a strong couple. They have faced adversity in the past and feel they are at peace with what the future brings them. Or as at peace as they can be in this situation. They continue to love like the day they first met. Not taking anything or anyone for granted.
"A woman will do anything for the people she loves. As long as she has love,her jar will always be full." ~ Lena
Good grief I just told my hubby and daughter the storyline of this book and welled up all over again. Read it. Appreciate it and appreciate those around you.
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